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My 6 year old cat all of a sudden can not meow. If he can

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My 6 year old cat all of a sudden can not meow. If he can get it out at all it is very horse. He is trying to meow but he cant. This started Saturday. He was eating normally but is now just nibbling a bit. He can play and climb trees still but is seeming depressed because he loves to talk. He did gag a few times last night but that is all. He is not himself for sure.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 9 months ago.

Hi Patty,

I am sorry Mr Kitty is not feeling well. Inability to meow is usually caused by a sore throat.

Give him 2 drops of honey (by dropper) every 4 hours to sooth and heal his throat.

Remove all dry food and any wet with chunks, pieces or shreds.

Feed only smooth pate canned food or baby food with no onion or garlic.

If he gets dehydrated give him tuna water drained from the can.

Please let me know how he is doing .

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Kind regards,


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you so much. I will do that! I get really worried because I love him so much. I worry could it be a tumor? He is only six and it just started all of a sudden but I will be Positive!!!
Expert:  Terri replied 9 months ago.

Dear *****ty,

You are more than welcome. It is my pleasure to help such a wonderful person.

Don't worry about a tumor, I have seen this symptom many times and it always indicates a sore throat.

Please be so kind as to rate my answer so I am credited by the site.

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Best wishes,


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thx I will definitely give rating��
Expert:  Terri replied 9 months ago.

Thanks so much, I really appreciate that.

Let me know how your baby is later after the honey.

I hope he feels better very soon.